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Kerchief: Alexander Hamilton

Object Number: 
1967.51
Date: 
1805-1806
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. ( 54 x 64.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "IN MEMORY of MAJOR GENERAL/ ALEXANDER HAMILTON/ Fathers, friends, countrymen! the grave of/ HAMILTON speaks. It reminds you that/he fell victim, not to disease nor accident;/ ..."
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief with a central garlanded mourning scene with two weeping women in front of a monument to Alexander Hamilton, beneath a portrait of Hamilton; garlands and banners drape the edges; on either side of the central image are unfurled scrolls with cupids hanging onto the sides; in lower corners are images of a Native American with a flag and a woman seated beneath a tree; printed in sepia on a white ground; decorative border.
Credit Line: 
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Creative: Tronvig Group